Module 2 – Science and Technology Based Entrepreneurship: Exploiting Research Breakthroughs.

How can a brilliant scientist take his or her breakthroughs and start a firm that changes the world? How can policy makers translate their academic and government research into larger benefits for their people and the economy? Science and basic research generate great numbers of potentially economy-changing breakthroughs, yet very few get out of the lab and into the economy. This course looks at the process of science and creativity, technology transfer from universities, how to find and understand possible customers and applications, and the challenges of taking peer-reviewed science to market.